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Collared Puffbird
Collared puffbird OLMSTEAD
Information
Range northern region of South America in the Amazon Basin, southern Colombia and Venezuela, and the Guianas.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Piciformes
Family Bucconidae
Genus Bucco
Species Bucco capensis
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Collared puffbird (Bucco capensis), is a species of puffbird found across the northern region of South America in the Amazon Basin, southern Colombia and Venezuela, and the Guianas.

The puffbirds are an insectivorous bird family, related to the jacamars but lacking the iridescent colours of that group. The collared puffbird grows to about 21 cm (8.3 in) in length, and prefers to sit and wait for prey, which has earned it nicknames such as "lazy bird" and "sleeper".

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